Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon, blessed us by being on the program. At the time of his consecration as Bishop of Marquette, Michigan (prior to his appointment to Portland), he was the youngest bishop in the United States, and the first to be born in the 1960’s. The Archdiocese of Portland is experiencing one of the largest vocation “booms” in the country, which His Excellency inherited from his predecessor, The Most Reverend John G. Vlazny. Listen to Archbishop Sample’s inspiring journey to holy orders, and how, as he says, “I knew I would never know peace until I explored the vocation to be a priest.”

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis